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Not the great start the Astros were expecting

Not the great start the Astros were expecting

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After five and a half months since the last out in the ALDS, the Astros season has commenced. Favored to make the American League Championship Series, hopes are high around Houston. Three series and ten games into the season and fans have begun to worry about their hometown nine. Opening with a...

Tampa Bay Rays beat Cuban team

Tampa Bay Rays beat Cuban team

PETER ORSI, AP Writer

March 23, 2016


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HAVANA (AP) — When Kevin Kiermaier slid into home for the Tampa Bay Rays' first run of the day, President Barack Obama flung his arms wide in the sign for "safe." Then he turned to his left and shook the hand of his seatmate and Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro. The scene was a remarkable milestone...

Super Bowl Volunteers

Super Bowl Volunteers

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writter

March 12, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Houston is counting down the days until the Super Bowl returns to Houston for its fifty-first year. Andy Newman, the Director of Volunteer Programs, has a big job to complete. In about 340 days, he must recruit and oversee the training of 10 thousand volunteers that will help guide the million or...

In the shadow of Rockets

In the shadow of Rockets

Fabian Brims, Contributor

March 11, 2016


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At last week’s match against the New Orleans Pelicans, where the Houston Rockets won 100:95, two Houston Community College students were shadowing Rockets employees on the game day at the Toyota Center. Houston Community College is an educational partner of the Houston Rockets. Although not eve...

NFL PR Machine Blowing More Smoke

NFL PR Machine Blowing More Smoke

Tori Hendricks, Contributor

March 1, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The National Football League banned any draft prospect convicted of domestic violence, sexual assault, or weapons charges from participating in the scouting combine, according to Troy Vincent, executive vice president of football operations. Vincent sent a memo in late January to all NFL teams stating, ...

Astros jersey tribute

Astros jersey tribute

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

February 19, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Houston Astros will wear a new, alternative jersey on Sundays this season, which will pay homage to the club’s history. The team unveiled a navy jersey at Fan Fest on Jan. 23. It has the same orange rainbow pattern running down the sides, which the team wore in the 70s and 80s. The Astros name...

HCC Baseball takes flight

HCC Baseball takes flight

John Cañamar, Sport Editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Rising temperatures and longer days mean that spring—and baseball—are just around the corner. In fact, at Houston Community College baseball season is on the verge of blooming. On Saturday Feb. 13, the Eagles faced the UH-Downtown Gators, as well as the UH-Main Cougars club teams, in a pair...

A Houston basketball dynasty

A Houston basketball dynasty

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

February 15, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Hotwheels inbound the ball to Carrington Marendes, he dribbles once, he finds Abraham Hausman-Weiss with a half court pass, who goes streaking to the basket for an uncontested lay up for two. On Jan. 26, the Harlem Globetrotters’ El Gato and Hawk visited the TIRR Memorial Hermann at their basketball...

Super Bowl commercials

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

At a whopping price of $5 million for a 30-second time slot, advertisers were tripping over themselves to reserve one of the coveted ad spots during the Super Bowl. At these prices, you would think that they would turn to seasoned professionals to create their ad campaign. If this was your thought,...

Today In Sports History

Today In Sports History

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

February 6, 2016


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The tennis world morns the death of Arthur Ashe.

Today In Sports History

Today In Sports History

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

February 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the NBA legends.

Today In Sports History

Today In Sports History

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

Top three of all time football coaches, John Madden, hire by Oakland on this date in 1969.

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